It did not brew inky black despite only doing one steep, but it was a short four minutes (the steeping instructions gave you a range of four to six).
First sip is a good ginger. Still pretty hot, though. I’m getting pu’erh in the smell, though.
I only did four minutes, so I can understand why this is rather soft. I like it, though. The pu’erh isn’t too strong, but there, and I like the spicy ginger.